I am passionate about digital making and producing fun, engaging sometimes useful projects often with a Raspberry Pi and a printer. The latest 20 blog posts are shown below, or use the search box.
About 25 years ago my in-laws taught me how to play Mahjong, recently we have started playing with our own kids. I was quite suprised to see their wind indicator was still a piece of scrappy paper that they must have made about 30 years ago. In the tradition of the MakerCupboard I decided to design and 3d print one for them! If you would like to print your own one the STL file can be found here This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Last night was the first Animal Crossing New Horizons fireworks night in August and brought some exciting new game play to ACNH. As someone who is not a hard core gamer in any sense I have really enjoyed the 500+ hours spent on ACNH since Easter! There is a certain
Earlier in the year my heated bed failed during every print. The print would get about 75% through and then have a thermal runaway error which stopped the printing. Looking through the terminal messages on Octoprint it appeared to be an issue with the heated bed losing about 5oC and
I have been using the PLA professional filaments from kexcelled for just over a year and thought I would do a quick review of the silk: pink. This one can be purchased from 3dprintz.co.uk for £15.99 for 500g here. I like the silk filaments, they have a very nice touch
Ever since I first illuminated an LED I have wanted to build a custom bluetooth enabled theatre light using a Raspberry Pi. Aims of the project: Build a full size theatre lantern with colour changing LEDs which operated off 5V and could be controlled without logging into the Pi over
hank you to filamentive for sending me their tester pack to sample. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to print the same two prints and photograph under similar conditions. The second filament to be sampled is their PLA Matte – Moss Grey Both the vase and fish
Thank you to filamentive for sending me their tester pack to sample. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to print the same two prints and photograph under similar conditions. The first filament to be sampled is their PLA Cosmic. Both the vase and fish were printed at
Shopping for a 3D printer? Buying a 3D printer on-line is really easy and there are lots of options available. Buying a new 3D printer from a physical shop is slightly less easy. Putting aside specialist shops (eg imakr.com) many retail stores now sell 3D printers (eg PC World). When
When I recently saw on Twitter that you could buy a 32×16 LED display for only £10 I was intrigued. The display was actually contained in a £10 handbag from Smiths Toys. After ordering the toy on the Friday night I was really surprised when it arrived on Sunday afternoon. Tearing
One of my favourite presentations at the Raspberry Pi event Raspberry Fields earlier this year was Lorraine Underwood’s talk on Cubert. Lorraine has a really healthy attitude towards failure in making and how by sharing our failures as well as our successes we can encourage other makers. Last night I
Adventures in 3D printing – rigid.Ink One of the most bewildering things about 3D printing is buying filament. As the 3D printer market has exploded over the last few years there has become an increasing range of places to buy your filament from. With the addition of eBay and Amazon